Welcome to Mr. Bechtel's Physical Education classroom (gymnasium). This year will mark my 23rd year of teaching all at Northwest High School. And for the last 6 years at Stinson Elementary. I am a 1998 graduate of Evangel University, where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education (grades K-12). In 2010, I earned my Masters degree in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College. To go even further, I graduated from High School in 1988 from New Philadelphia School District.
I am married to my lovely and beautiful wife- Valerie for 28 years this September. We have 3 awesome kids, who all went and graduated from Northwest- Jennifer (2007), Mike (2014), and Morgan (2018). I have, soon to be, 4 grandchildren, Sunshine-8, Sweetpea-6, Sugar Plum-2, and Sweet Heart will be coming in March.
I look forward to having a great year!